Monday, December 12, 2005

Thereby hangs a tail...

Mes Amis

Worried because you or someone know is an obscure author? Think that because you're not selling now you won't have any impact and no one appreciates you?

Well, the Guardian has some words of consolation for you... actually its pretty interesting considering how the whole book industry appears on the surface...

Forget, he says, about plugging a few bland bestsellers and leaving all the good books to languish in the storeroom in single file, unplugged and unread. Half of Amazon's book sales, he points out, come from outside its top 130,000 titles. As the long tail matures and people delve deeper into the digital archive, collecting recommendations as they go, they will find that their taste is not as dull as they had imagined.

More in The Guardian

Au revoir


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